For the monumental fabric And the World Keeps Turning, Nnenna Okore drew inspiration from the common brick façades in Bruges and the technique of lace-making. The textile installation accentuates the shape of the Poertower, a late medieval relic where gunpowder was stored. The textile sculpture is composed of a succession of amorphous shapes made of weather-resistant PVC that temporarily change the appearance of the tower. Nnenna Okore's installation is a metaphor for how time intrudes, keeps spinning and literally moves like a circle, just like the sun.
Nnenna Okore's (b. 1975) artistic career is largely defined by her origins and life course. The daughter of two academics, she spent her youth mainly in the Nigerian city of Nsukka. The family lived on the college campus and the artist learned about local life in market places and the countryside.